Watermelons are a recurring fruit within the anime series; Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. In this series, they are Kirby's favorite food, and he has no problem swallowing them whole. Other characters speculate that Kirby loves watermelons because they are round like he is. The word 'Watermelon' is one of the few words which Kirby is able to say.
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In the Kirby video games, watermelons do occasionally appear as common Food items, though typically in slices. They do not play nearly as large a role, as Kirby's favorite food in the video games is the Maxim Tomato.
- The reason why Kirby prefers watermelons in the anime is a pun: in Japanese, the word for watermelon, スイカ ("suika"), is pronounced very similarly to the word for "inhale", 吸い込み ("suikomi").